[DEBATE] : Coega sinking? Sooner! Faster! Deeper! Panic!
bigmouth at iafrica.com
Mon Jan 21 15:46:30 GMT 2008
You're probably right, but I have to say, when it all goes dark and our
eyes are on the great big ball (ESKOM in this case) that's obscuring
everything else (like those moral panics used to do), I always worry
about what the politicians are doing, more than the technocrats.
Strategy & Tactics (Johannesburg)
'Whoever said you can't fool an honest man wasn't one.'
Dominic Tweedie wrote:
> That's right, and also a rationing regime that will be run bureaucratically
> and not transparently or democratically, on pseudo-utilitarian logic and
> full of strictures and new illegalities. Semi-fascist. It's like a coup
> d'etat. It's like the technocrats strike back.
> On 21/01/2008, David McDonald <dm23 at queensu.ca> wrote:
>> The state and capital are using this crisis talk in electricity to scare
>> people and to ram through the coal and nukes projects they want.
>> Bottlenecks exist at the moment, but rather than looking for creative,
>> demand management strategies in the short to medium term, best to create a
>> climate of fear!
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